Polymer Research Center (PORCE)




  1. Airul Ashri, M. Sukeri M. Yusof, M. Suzeren Jamil, Aminah Abdullah, S. Fairus M. Yusoff, M. Nasir M. Arip,Azwan Mat Lazim. 2014. Physicochemical characterization of starch extracted from Malaysian wild yam (Dioscorea hispida Dennst.).  Amir. J. Food Agric., 26(8): 652-658.
  2. Farah Nadia Daud, Azizan Ahmad, and Khairiah Haji Badri. 2014. An Investigation on the Properties of Palm-Based Polyurethane Solid Polymer Electrolyte. International Journal of Polymer Science, 2014:http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/326716
  3. Fatin Nabilah Tajul Ariffin, Roszilah Hamid, Yusof Abdullah, Sahrim Haji Ahmad, Yusri Helmi Muhammad. 2014. Effect of Boron Carbide Addition on the Strength and Physical Properties of Concrete.  Advanced Materials Research, 895: 385-389
  4. Fazliyana Ahmad Zaki, Ibrahim Abdullah, Ishak Ahmad . 2014. The physical and chemical natures of cellulose extracted from torch ginger stems. International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 5(1): 48-60.
  5. Federico Bella, Mahamed Imperiyka, Azizan Ahmad. 2014. Photochemically produced quasi-linear copolymers for stable and efficient electrolytes in dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 289: 73-80.
  6. Federico Bella, Nadhratun N. Mobarak, Fatihah N. Jumaah, Azizan Ahmad. 2014. From seaweeds to biopolymeric electrolytes for third generation solar cells: An intriguing approach. Electrochimica Acta, 151: 306-311.
  7. Hamizah Mat Agil, Mohd Zuli Jaafar, M. Suzeren Jamil, Azwan Mat Lazim. 2014. Penggunaan Kaedah Kemometrik Bagi Menentukan Kualiti Minyak Kelapa Sawit, Minyak Jagung Dan Minyak Kelapa Segar Dan Terpakai (Utilization of Chemometric Technique to Determine the Quality of Fresh and Used Palm, Corn and Coconut Oil).  Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 18(2): 234-244.
  8. Hatika Kaco, Sarani Zakaria, Nur Fazlinda Razali, Chua Hua Chia, Lina Zhang, Saad Mohamad Jani. Properties of cellulose hydrogel from kenaf core prepared via pre-cooled dissolving method. Sains Malaysiana, 43(8): 1221-1229.
  9. Hussein Hanibah, Azizan Ahmad, Nur Hasyareeda Hassan. 2014. A New Approach in Determining Limiting Molar Conductivity value for Liquid Electrolyte. Electrochimica Acta, 147: 758-764.
  10. Jia Ying Tong, Nishata Royan Rajendran Royan, Yong Chuen Ng, Mohd Hafizuddin Ab Ghani and Sahrim Ahmad. 2014. Study of the Mechanical and Morphology Properties of Recycled HDPE Composite Using Rice Husk Filler. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2014: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/938961
  11. Kai Yin Chong, Chin Hua Chia, Sarani Zakaria, Mohd Shaiful Sajab. 2014. Vaterite calcium carbonate for the adsorption of Congo red from aqueous solutions. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2(4): 2156–2161.
  12. Kamarul Aini Mohd Sari, Sohif Mat, Khairiah Badri, Abdul Rahim M. Sani. 2014. Properties of Structural Lightweight Concrete Filled with Palm-Based Polyurethane. International.  Journal of Integrated Engineering, 6(1): 13-16.
  13. Liew, M.; Rizafizah Othaman; Rozida Khalid; Mohd Che Iqbal Mohd Amin; Azwan Mat Lazim. 2014. Sintesis Hidrogel Berasaskan Nata De Coco Dengan Asid Akrilik Sebagai Ko-Monomer Menggunakan Kaedah Pempolimeran Radikal Bebas (Synthesis of Hydrogel Based on Nata De Coco and Acrylic Acid as Co-Monomer using Free Radical Polymerization Method). Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 18(2): 299-305.
  14. Lim Keuw Keuw Wei, Khairiah Haji Badri, Wong Chong Ban. An Optimization Study on the Inclusion of Aluminium Hydroxide into Natural Rubber Latex as Deproteinization Agent. Advanced Materials Research, 844, 399-405.
  15. M. Imperiyka, A.Ahmad, S.A.Hanifah, N.S. Mohamed, M.Y.A. Rahman. 2014. Investigation of plasticized UV-curable glycidyl methacrylate based solid polymer electrolyte for electrochemical cell (PEC) application.International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.39(6): 3018-3024.
  16. M. Imperiyka, A. Ahmad, S. A. Hanifah, and M. Y. A. Rahman. 2014. Preparation and Characterization of Polymer Electrolyte of Glycidyl Methacrylate-Methyl Methacrylate-LiClO4 Plasticized with Ethylene Carbonate. International Journal of Polymer Science, 2014 Article ID 638279,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/638279
  17. M. Imperiyka, A Ahmad, SA Hanifah, F Bell. 2014.  A UV-prepared linear polymer electrolyte membrane for dye-sensitized solar cells. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 450: 151-154.
  18. M. Y. A. Rahman, A. Ahmad, A. A. Umar, R. Taslim, M. S. Su’ait, M. M. Salleh. 2014. Polymer electrolyte for photoelectrochemical cell and dye-sensitized solar cell: a brief review. Ionics, 20(9): 1201-1205.
  19. Mahamed Imperiyka, Azizan Ahmad, Sharina Abu Hanifah, Akrajas Ali Umar, Nor Sabirin Mohamed, Mohd. Yusri Abd. Rahman. 2014. Photo-polymerization of methacrylate based polymer electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 34(8): 695-702
  20. Mek Zah Salleh, Khairiah Badri, Rida Tajau, Nik Ghazali Salleh. 2014. The Production of Green Polymer – Hyperbranched Curable Palm Oil Oleic Acid. Advanced Materials Research, 1024:  197-200.
  21. Moayad Husein Flaifel, Sahrim Hj Ahmad, Mustaffa Hj Abdullah, Rozaidi Rasid, Abdul Halim Shaari, Ayman A. El-Saleh, Sivanesan Appadu. 2014. Preparation, thermal, magnetic and microwave absorption properties of thermoplastic natural rubber matrix impregnated with NiZn ferrite nanoparticles.  Composites Science and Technology, 96: 103–108.
  22. Mou’ad A. Tarawneh, Sahrim Haji Ahmad, Yu Li Jiun, Radwan Dweiri, Ibrahim N. Hassan. 2014. Morphology and Mechanical Properties of NiZn Ferrite/Thermoplastic Natural Rubber Composite.  Advanced Materials Research, 925: 308-312.
  23. Mohd Saiful Asmal Rani, Siti Rudhziah, Azizan Ahmad  and Nor Sabirin Mohamed. 2014. Biopolymer Electrolyte Based on Derivatives of Cellulose from Kenaf Bast Fiber. Polymers, 6(9): 2371-2385.
  24. Mohd Shaiful Sajab, Chin Hua Chia, Sarani Zakaria & Mika Sillanpää. 2014. Fixed-bed column studies for the removal of cationic and anionic dyes by chemically modified oil palm empty fruit bunch fibers: single- and multi-solute systems. Desalination and Water Treatment, 15(5): 1372-1379.
  25. Muhammad Mustafa Abeer, Mohd Cairul Iqbal Mohd Amin, Azwan Mat Lazim, Manisha Pandey, Claire Martin. 2014. Synthesis of a novel acrylated abietic acid-g-bacterial cellulose hydrogel by gamma irradiation. Carbohydrate Polymers, 110: 505-512.
  26. N. Ataollahi, A. Ahmad, T.K. Lee, A.R. Abdullah, M.Y.A. Rahman. 2014. Preparation and characterization of PVDF-MG49-NH4CF3SO3 based solid polymer electrolyte. e-Polymers, 14(2):  115–120.
  27. Naif Mohammed Al-Hada, Elias B. Saion, Abdul Halim Shaari, Mazliana A. Kamarudin, Moayad Husein Flaifel, Sahrim Hj Ahmad, Salahudeen A. Gene. 2014. A Facile Thermal-Treatment Route to Synthesize ZnO Nanosheets and Effect of Calcination Temperature. PLOS ONE,  DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103134.
  28. Nor Azwin Ahad, Sahrim Haji Ahmad, Norazwani Muhammad Zain. 2014.  The Compatibilty of TPU and NR Blends Advanced Materials Research, 879: 107-111.
  29. Nor Yuliana Yuhana, Sahrim Hj. Ahmad, Mahmood Mebrabzadeh,  Abdul Razak Shamsul Bahri. 2014. Thermal and flexural properties of room–temperature cured PMMA grafted natural rubber toughened epoxy layered silicate nanocomposite. International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials, 5: 45-58.
  30. Norazwani Muhammad Zain, Sahrim Haji Ahmad, Nor Azwin Ahad, Ernie Suzana Ali. 2014. Influence of Isocyanate Structures on Mechanical Performance of Aluminum Bonded with Green Polyurethane Adhesive.  Advanced Materials Research,  879: 119-127
  31. Noor Afizah Rosli, Ishak Ahmad, Ibrahim Abdullah, Farah Hannan Anuar. 2014. Graft Copolymerization Of Methyl Methacrylate Onto Agave Cellulose. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 18(2): 398-404
  32. Noorhafanita Norhakim, Sahrim Hj. Ahmad, Chin Hua Chia, Nay Ming Huang. 2014.  Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Graphene Oxide Filled Epoxy Nanocomposites.  Sains Malaysiana, 43(4): 603-609.
  33. Norfarhana Abdul Samad, Rizafizah Othaman, Ibrahim  Abdullah. 2014. Preparation and characterisation of epoxidised natural rubber/polyvinyl chloride/rice husk (ENR/PVC/RH) thin film composite by solution casting technique. International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 5(1): 61-69.
  34. Nur Ain Ibrahim, Noriean Azraaie, Nurul Aimi Mohd Zainul Abidin, Nur Amira Mamat Razali, Fauziah Abdul Aziz, Sarani Zakaria. 2014. Preparation and Characterization of Alpha Cellulose of Pineapple (Ananas comosus) Leaf Fibres (PALF). Advanced Materials Research, 895: 147-150.
  35. Pei-Ling Tang, Osman Hassan, Mohamad Yusof Maskat and Khairiah Badri. 2014. Production of Monomeric Aromatic Compounds from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Fiber Lignin by Chemical and Enzymatic Methods. BioMed Research International, 2015, Article ID 891539, 14 pages.
  36. Rasidi Roslan, Sarani Zakaria, Chin Hua Chia, Ricarda Boehm, Marie-Pierre Laborie. 2014. Physico-mechanical properties of resol phenolic adhesives derived from liquefaction of oil palm empty fruit bunch fibres. Industrial Crops and Products, 62:119–124.
  37. Ropisah Mie, Mohd Wahid Samsudin, Laily B Din, Azizan Ahmad, Nazlina Ibrahim, and Siti Noor Adnalizawati Adnan. 2014. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles with antibacterial activity using the lichenParmotrema praesorediosum. Int. J. Nanomedicine, 9: 121-127
  38. Ruey Shan Chen, Mohd Hafizuddin Ab Ghani, Sahrim Ahmad, Mohd Nazry Salleh, Mou’ad A Tarawneh. 2014. Rice husk flour biocomposites based on recycled high-density polyethylene/polyethylene terephthalate blend: Effect of high filler loading on physical, mechanical and thermal properties. Journal of Composite Materials, 2014 0021998314533361
  39. Sarifah Fauziah Syed Draman, Rusli Daik, Famiza Abdul Latif, Said M. El-Sheikh. 2014. Characterization and Thermal Decomposition Kinetics of Kapok (Ceiba pentandra L.)–Based Cellulose. BioResources, 9(1): 8-23.
  40. Serawati Jafirin, Ishak Ahmad, Azizan Ahmad. 2014. Carboxymethyl Cellulose From Kenaf Reinforced Composite Polymer Electrolytes Based 49 % Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)-Grafted Natural Rubber. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences,18(2): 376-384.
  41. Sinyee Gan, Sarani Zakaria, Chin Hua Chia, Hatika Kaco, Farah Nadia Mohammad Padzil. 2014. Synthesis of kenaf cellulose carbamate using microwave irradiation for preparation of cellulose membrane. Carbohydrate Polymers, 106: 160–165
  42. Suet-Pin Fan, Li-Qun Jiang, Chin-Hua Chia, Zhen Fang, Sarani Zakaria, Kah-Leong Chee. 2014. High yield production of sugars from deproteinated palm kernel cake under microwave irradiation via dilute sulfuric acid hydrolysis. Bioresource Technology, 153: 69–78.
  43. Suet Pin Fan, Chin Hua Chia, Zhen Fang, Sarani Zakaria, Kah Leong Chee. 2014. Optimization of Mannose Yield from Deproteinated Palm Kernel Cake via Dilute Fumaric Acid Hydrolysis. Advanced Materials Research, 911: 302-306.
  44. Su’ait, M.S., Ahmad, A., Badri, K.H., Mohamed, N.S., Rahman, M.Y.A., Azanza, C.L.; Ricardo & Scardi, P. 2014. The Potential of Polyurethane Bio-based Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Photoelectrochemical Cell Application. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(6): 3005-3017.